Fires happen in Southern California, or near Los Angeles, and a few are currently burning away. This prompted me to do this episode on how to manage during such instances, and those of earthquakes and other disasters, and to think about them in advance.
Couple of fires going on right now (Thomas Fire and Creek Fire)
Understanding the elements that take place in the area you live in
Keeping in mind what is valuable for you to take or leave
Organizing your possessions at all times so you are aware of what you have
Aside from this content, I hope all of you are doing smoothly, and will continue with book and related content in the near future. Shout outs to the firefighters who battle against fires, stopping them at tops of mountains or before they get to housing regions.
We are back at it with some Sapolsky for you. This is a summary of chapters 9 through 12 in his book “Behave”, and I took in-depth notes on these chapters regarding human behavior. Some of the topics in this episode are:
collectivist versus individualist cultures and their different thinking
how culture impacts action
how behavior evolved in terms of kin selection and pairing to family and extended family
us versus them thinking, and how Others are viewed by Us groups
levels of hierarchy in society and how noted they are by all animals, but especially people
This book is packed with information. The next episode that includes content on it will be on chapters 13 through 17(which is the last chapter), and then I will do a recap.
This episode is discussion about life concepts presented by Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) in his discussion with Dean Baquet of The New York Times, as seen/heard in this Youtube video. This video/audio had concepts about people, vulnerability, truth, fear, pain, compassion, helping, challenging, having a dialogue, and more.
All the times links are to that time in the video, so you can hear him talk about the concepts himself if so desired.
2:57 – goal to live life through your abilities, not to be successful/famous
9:31 – having a dialog about a thing is necessary, it happened regardless of if talked about or not (what you reveal you heal)
11:15 – Jay-Z doesn’t feel racism until when he challenges the status quo – life shows its cards when you challenge it
Episode 25 of The Armen Show, being posted on November 25th(continuing the matching day trend of the past few days) includes a guest who is actor Josh Sussman. Josh is full of life and a warm nature. We went over many things, including:
acting he has done over many years since he was 9
how we met, and how socializing involving risk-taking can be great
movies Josh has enjoyed watching
foods of interest and that Josh has enjoyed eating
various banter between us as we relate
Shout outs to Josh for taking part~. As mentioned in the episode, here are links to Josh’s various social media:
In this episode, I chose to respond to a few choice posts on the ENTP subreddit on Reddit. ENTP is a grouping of a certain personality type that I am most similar to of that personality type system. (Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving)
Here I discussed:
whether my type does breathing
thoughts on ego and its relation to self-esteem
our introverted nature even though we are extroverts